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St. Vincent and David Byrne announce Love This Giant, tour dates

on June 14, 2012, 4:05pm

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St. Vincent and David Byrne have formally detailed their long-in-the-works collaborative album. Love This Giant spans 12 songs, and will be released on September 11th through 4AD/Todo Mundo.

According to a press release (via Exclaim), ten of the 12 songs were written collaboratively, with lead vocals split between the two musicians. The pair primarily recorded at Hoboken, New Jersey’s Water Music studio and were assisted by a brass section that included members of the Dap-Kings and Antibalas.

The end result is described as “infectious and hook-laden” and eschews “a traditional guitar/bass/drums lineup in favor of idiosyncratic horn arrangements.” St. Vincent’s Annie Clarke said in a statement, “There was no delineating what the roles were. It’s a collaboration I’m truly proud of.”

As an early preview, you can download the album track “Who” below.

St. Vincent and Byrne will tour in support of the release, with their North American leg kicking off in Minneapolis on September 15th. In addition to material from Love This Giant, each musician will be performing “a bunch of songs that we suspect people will know.”  For each performance, they’ll be accompanied by eight brass players, a keyboardist, and a drummer.

Love This Giant Tracklist:
01. Who
02. Weekend in the Dust
03. Dinner For Two
04. Ice Age
05. I Am An Ape
06. The Forest Awakes
07. I Should Watch TV
08. Lazarus
00. Optimist
10. Lightning
11. The One Who Broke Your Heart (feat. The Dap-Kings and Antibalas)
12. Outside of Space & Time

St. Vincent and David Byrne 2012 Tour Dates:
09/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theater
09/16 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
09/18 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
09/20 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
09/21 – Montreal, QC @ POP Montreal
09/23 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
09/25 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theater
09/26 – New York, NY @ Beacon Theater
09/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theater
09/29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Park
09/30 – N. Bethesda MD @ The Music Center at Strathmore
10/02 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
10/03 – Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Center
10/05 – Austin, TX @ Bass Concert Hall
10/06 – Houston, TX @ Hobby Center
10/07 – Dallas, TX @ McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
10/10 – San Diego, CA @ Humphrey’s
10/11 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Arlington Theatre
10/12 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Segerstrom Theater for the Arts
10/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theater
10/15 – San Francisco, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
10/17 – Seattle, WA @ 5th Avenue Theatre
10/18 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Auditorium
10/20 – Vancouver, BC @ Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts